RemoSef Component Description and review.
The second SEF component for Joomla I used on my test site was RemoSef.
It brings You URL that look like:
Where You can find more Information on this Component.
First thing you wil notice is that there is no extension for the file name, it stops with "/"
but that does not say that is doesn't work!
It works good and is very stable, however there are a few things that you should know to get a better experience.
If you installed the component, you will see there is no configuration panel…
Just a comment that you should do your configuration for special things in the file components/com_sef/sef.custom.php
There is an extensive explanation of all possible things you can change in the behavior.
I will tell you what you should most recently change in this file:
- $_SEF_SPACE = "-";
That means that you change the "_" to "-"
- $custom_code = array
$custom_name = array
Here you change some small things like "Remository" to "Downloads" and the "_" to "-" aswel, but ther is more to do in making other components sef.
For example you got a component like Productbook, standard you would have the url with /index.php?option=com_productbook&Itemid=0
But now you can have url/Catalogus or simular.
Just keep in mind that the two lines I mentioned above shoul always be "In Sync" if you put in a new component, you MUST put its shortterm in the same place in the second line!!
So that's no to hard, now we get to the serious stuff!!
Actually its not that difficult, just choosing the right words is the hard part:
We are talking about these lines:
$remosef_content_task[‘view'] = ‘view';
$remosef_content_task[‘section'] = ‘section';
$remosef_content_task[‘category'] = ‘category';
Now go back to your keywords list (You have one right?, otherwise start again en read the site again ..).
Pick the three major keywords you are targeting and place them in priority order.
Now here it comes, changes the lines to:
$remosef_content_task[‘view'] = ‘primarywordone';
$remosef_content_task[‘section'] = ‘primarykeywordthree';
$remosef_content_task[‘category'] = ‘primarykeywordtwo';
So now you have the URLsProductbookItem idURLsimilarshouldshort term's to the pages like /www.example.com/primarykeywordone/page-title-new-item/
Instead of /www.example.com/view/page-title-new-item/
Do you see the difference, the changed one will help you extra in your SEO
View stand for pages, Section for section and categorie for categorie, bat then really in text….and you want more.
So you probably have more pages then categories and more categories then sections.
That is why the keyword order is important.
So save the file, don't forget to rename your htaccess to .htaccess and activate the SEF in the Joomla Configuration SEO Tab.
And check if every thing works the way You want it.